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May 20th, 2010
04:51 PM ET

Pakistani Muslim rocks against extremism

Salman Ahmad is a devout Pakistani Muslim on jihad - but his holy war is a rock 'n' roll battle against intolerance, he says.

He's the frontman of the band Junoon. He's sold 30 million albums. And he says music is a powerful weapon against extremism.

"My own personal narrative tells me that arts and culture is mightier than the sword," he told CNN during a tour of the United Kingdom Thursday.

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- Newsdesk editor, The CNN Wire

Filed under: Culture & Science • Islam • Uncategorized

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